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The least successful film in this series was directed by stylemaster (and content-underachiever) David Fincher. Ripley, the only survivor of her past mission, awakens on a prison planet in the far corners of the solar system. As she tries to recover, she realizes that not only has an alien gotten loose on the planet, the alien has implanted one of its own within her. As she battles the prison authorities (and is aided by the prisoners) in trying to kill the alien, she must also cope with a distinctly shortened lifespan that awaits her. But the striking imagery makes for muddled action and the script confuses it further. The ending looks startling but it takes a long time--and a not particularly satisfying journey--to get there.

Rating: 3.75 of 5 (12 votes)
For me this movie contains the best movie line in the alien franchise:

"Why? Why the innocent, punished? Why the sacrifice? Why the pain? There aren't any promises. Nothing certain. Only that some get called, others saved. She won't ever know of the hardship and grief of those of us left behind. We commit these bodies to the void with a glad heart. For within each seed, there is a promise of a flower, and within each death, no matter how small, there is always a new life. A new beginning."

By Dillon

5 Stars

Alien3 is better than Aliens
Pred Killer
2009-09-20 22:26:39

I personally say it was better than Aliens. It had a better storyline, special effects, acting, and the score was amazing, not to mention the setting was just breath-taking, and the alien itself, beastly. The way it breached those 10 or more tons of boiling hot lead with ease, and emerged little more than a bit pissed off, truly showed this 'bug's' true strength, as so for so long it had been undermined to be nothing more than a weak space insect, and for so long the Predators had been given the upper hand in, technology, speed, strength, well, just about anything, Alien 3 truly showed the Alien's pros, it's physical strength, much greater than that of a Predator's while they have the upper hand in technology, aliens is in Strength, Alien 3 demonstrates this flawlessly. The ending was also truly amazing, and I felt it had closure to it as well. If only Resurrection hadn't come in and f*cked it up.

5 Stars

2009-08-27 01:29:19

I LOVED IT!!! The best part of the whole thing was the alien-Its design, a very slim but fast creature... LOVE IT!!!-(Ripley lookes awesome with barely any hair)

3 Stars

My thoughts on "Alien 3"
2009-08-04 04:14:41

Alien 3 was made in the early 90's and it was at the time where CGI was not commonly used and it was not very good either. However, you know what it's like when something new comes out -- ya just want to use it! They were having fun with a new concept back when faster computers were able to capture the fun of CGI. This was in the time of "Jurassic Park" as well, but one movie had more funding and more time for the graphics.

Alien 3 was on a budget, and a deadline.

The result was that the graphics totally sucked.

The acting, however, was still top notch! If I can overlook the graphics, it's a good story and a good lesson all in one package.

1. Good actors can make the film.

2. Just because the Pentium processor makes easy CGI, doesn't mean that it looks good, even if it is top of the line and new.

So they should have gone with models and electronics more, like the second movie. But playing with that new technology sort of got the producers addicted, even though it wasn't the best stuff in the world to be working with, at the time.

Even now, the best way to get by with CGI is to focus on the acting the most, yet, use CGI and models equally. An overload of any one thing will kill the movie for certain people.

I, however, have imagination enough to fill in the gaps where CGI went wrong -- therefore, it was a good movie to me. I can understand if other people need the realistic images.

Some will hate it, some will love it, some will enjoy it.

3 Stars

2008-10-18 22:04:09

I think it is an ok movie but the graphics where really fake but I like the phrase yoo hoo hey fuck face


Alien 3 what can I say is the best
2007-08-17 13:07:41

Alien 3 is more like a sentimental and trajedy movie it wasn't what everyone expected because it was improvisated not planed . . . that was the mistake in this fantastic anthology haa and I like the col Dog Alien or runner predators aren't that famous Alien get the objectives but predator didn't get anything

4 Stars

I loved it;
2007-07-17 00:51:34

4 out of 5 for the story, the ambiance, the character personalities(Morse was pretty awesome), the camera style, the humor near the end (Morse slaps some common sense into one prisoner after nearly being stabbed by said inmate's scissors), the only thing I didn't like was the fact it closed the series off so soon. The ending opened up the whole crappy Resurrection theme, tho. So, 4 out of 5.

4 Stars

Alien 3
Ridley scott
2007-07-15 10:14:12

I saw this movie last night on demand on comcast and it was freaken sweet! The no guns part really pissed me off though. Newt, was fucked with cyro fluid. Hicks impaled from a safety divice or somthing. all in alll it was a great movie. the dog alien hybrid awesome but most encounters were fake aliens CGI at its beginning.

3 Stars

needs more action
2007-07-06 15:44:06

aliens was a better movie because of the giant robot but alien 3 was so stupid. predators are better

0 Stars

Terrible movie
2007-06-28 11:25:07

This is a terrible movie! I mean nobody from aliens survied! It's like a terminator movie where the terminator wins. Plus there was bareley any action. I just dont like it :(

4 Stars

OK.. Hicks is really kl, but he doesnt make a movie
Chrissy Boi
2007-06-24 15:58:30

I thought Aliens 3 was good, ok they made the risk of no guns, but they made up to it with the amount of chasing and shit your pants moments when the alien was no where to be seen then bam, mini alien mouth just rushed through the back of your head completely destroying your brains, what else made it better was the prisnors, added more humour to it was good to see some british dudes in an aliens movie.
And plus i get sick of the guns sometimez, its good to see some challenging situations and a shit load of running, just put your self as one of the prisoners and think of the adrenaline rush you would have, i would fuckin love it even if i got my head ripped off then munched.

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